Culture Clash in Americca features founders Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Siguenza. According to press notes, "The characters are adapted from real interviews with people from across the U.S. who live radically diverse lives. The troupe's signature use of satire, vaudeville, mime and spoken word dramatizes the voices of the socially invisible and the New Americans, offering a fresh examination of cultures in flux. From Cuban exiles and Haitian immigrants in Miami, to a Puerto Rican political activist in Manhattan, to commies and dot-commers rubbing elbows in San Francisco’s Mission District, to expatriates in Tijuana and Ugandan cab drivers in San Diego."
Montoya, Salinas and Siguenza founded Culture Clash in 1984 with a repertory ranging from sketch comedy to co-writing Frank Loesser's long-lost musical Señor Discretion Himself. Culture Clash in Americca was created at San Diego REPertory nine years ago and has since gone on to include insights into the cultures of Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Boston; and Orange County.
Culture Clash in Americca plays through March 7 at the Lyceum Theatre in San Diego. For more information call (619) 544-1000 or visit www.sdrep.org.